Most Drivers Think Distracted Driving is on the Rise

88 percent of drivers say they believe distracted driving is increasing, yet half of all people still do it

FARGO, N.D. — If you think distracted driving is on the rise, have you thought about if you are contributing to the problem? In a new survey, 88 percent of drivers say they believe distracted driving is increasing, yet half of all people still do it. Cell phones account for a large portion of distractions, though other passengers, alcohol, and drowsiness…

NDSU Students Showcase Business Skills at Annual Innovation Challenge

The competition is in the semifinals, but one team walked away with a $1,000 prize

FARGO, N.D. — With ideas ranging from 3D printed prosthetics for pets to helmets designed to prevent concussions, students put their minds to the test as part of the ninth annual Innovation Challenge. Even though the competition is only in the semifinals, the public has a chance to see the brightest innovations from the labs of NDSU. “Students get a chance…

Cullen Foundation Donates $100,000 to New Essentia NICU

The Cullen Children's Foundation Critical Care Wing will be part of Essentia's brand–new NICU

FARGO, N.D. — The Essentia Health is expanding their Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for babies with the help of a $100,000 donation from the Cullen foundation. This gift will change the future for families who have babies in the NICU. The Matt Cullen family has made an imprint in the Fargo Moorhead area and now they are helping out the…

Josh Boschee Declares Candidacy for North Dakota Secretary of State

The State Representative becomes the first Democrat to enter the race

FARGO, N.D. — A familiar face in North Dakota politics adds his name in the race to become the next Secretary of State.  State Representative Josh Boschee announced this afternoon that he plans to run for the Democratic endorsement in the upcoming election this November. Boschee has represented Fargo in the state legislature since he was first elected back in 2012….

Oil Production in North Dakota Increasing

Ness says a task force is being convened to help speed up infrastructure development

  NORTH DAKOTA — Oil production in North Dakota is increasing amid rebounding oil prices and technology advances. But officials say the infrastructure needed to capture the natural gas byproduct isn’t keeping up. North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness says some oil drillers are cutting output to meet gas capture rules so they won’t be sanctioned by the state….

Statewide Text 911 Service Now Online in Minnesota

Dispatchers at all of the state's 104 dispatch centers have been trained on the technology

  MINNESOTA — A statewide service allowing Minnesotans to send a text message to 911 during an emergency is up and running. “Text-To-911” will be especially beneficial for people who are deaf or unable to speak during a crime. To use the service, a person would type 911 in the number field and then type the nature of the emergency…

Senator Hoeven Stresses the Importance of Tech Entrepreneurs to State’s Economy

The senator gave a highlight speech to those in attendance at the One Million Cups Reunion event at the Island Park Stage Theater

FARGO, N.D. — Senator John Hoeven stopped in Fargo to highlight the need for business entrepreneurs in North Dakota’s economy. Hoeven was the spotlight speaker at the One Million Cups Reunion at the Island Park Stage. The crowd inside the Stage Theater heard success stories from the area’s small business owners. Hoeven stressed how young entrepreneurs and small businesses can…

Emerging Prarie Holds First-Ever Cultivate Conference

the whole day was dedicated to agriculture and technology

FARGO, ND — The two worlds of agriculture and technology collided at Emerging Prairie’s first ever “Cultivate” conference. Speakers from every sector of agricultural technology had the chance to share their ideas about the industry. They discussed ideas about precision agriculture and ways technology can be enhanced to help farmers in their daily tasks. Emerging Prairie hosted the conference to provide…

Local U.S. Army Soldiers Return Home from Overseas

Even from the other side of the world, Nelson was able to see Nolan's first steps

FARGO, ND — Fargo is welcoming home Matt Nelson, a soldier in the U.S. Army. Nelson spent the last 10 months overseas in Afghanistan and although this was his third deployment, he says this one was the most difficult because he was leaving behind his six month old son, Nolan. Nelson says he’s especially thankful for technology, such as Facetime…

Altru Health System to Build “21st Century Hospital”

The specifics of the new hospital are still being determined

  GRAND FORKS, ND — Altru Health System is making a major investment in new facilities and new technologies in Grand Forks. They have announced plans to invest over $250 million for what they call a “brand new 21st century hospital”, expand clinic services and cutting-edge surgical and emergency services. The president of Altru, Dr. Eric Lunn, said the structural…